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Hi, new member/long time reader and just wanting to introduce myself.

Proud owner of a 92’ GQ td42 wagon. I’m from the Gold Coast area in Qld. Not new to 4x4s but am fairly new to doing all my own maintenance/mods myself. On my previous cars I was a pay someone else to make it happen guy but realised that doesn’t offer me anything in regards to fixing it myself while away out bush or camping. Am really keen to pick all the gurus brains about a variety of topics and hopefully one day be a contributor myself.

Currently considering the task of installing a 2 inch lift and am feeling a bit overwhelmed at the possibility of doing it by myself for the first time haha.
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Welcome BG93

I found the shocks easy to do on my GU patrol

The springs I struggled with because they are soooo much stiffer than standard cars. My spring clamps coouldnt do it.

You chose a good motor too. Td42!
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Hi, new member/long time reader and just wanting to introduce myself.

Proud owner of a 92í GQ td42 wagon. Iím from the Gold Coast area in Qld. Not new to 4x4s but am fairly new to doing all my own maintenance/mods myself. On my previous cars I was a pay someone else to make it happen guy but realised that doesnít offer me anything in regards to fixing it myself while away out bush or camping. Am really keen to pick all the gurus brains about a variety of topics and hopefully one day be a contributor myself.

Currently considering the task of installing a 2 inch lift and am feeling a bit overwhelmed at the possibility of doing it by myself for the first time haha.


Welcome mate.

I adopted a similar attitude a while back as I would hand keys over, pay money, get keys back and not know what had and hadnít been done to my car. I would rather have a go myself and trust my own ability than pay for someone to do it and assume that maybe they did a good and thorough job.

With regards to a lift I would recommend having an extra set of hands and eyes if itís your first time.

A rule of thumb I use with the unknown is to read up on things that might go wrong, things I canít afford to brake and things that need to go back in a particular order.

Always be safe when working on cars especially when jacking up and down for suspension. Take your time and be methodical and there should be minimal, if any, issues.

Now onto the beast in question... gq 4.2... aww yeh mate.

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Thanks for the welcome fellas.

Yeah I’ve been doing bulk reading/searches and I’m fairly confident in the steps to take and my ability to do them as such. Seems like a really simple task for the 2inch. Would probably just be more comfortable if I had someone who had done it before. I’m fairly mechanically minded and pretty good swinging tools once I’ve done something once. Just always a little nervous the first time haha.

Yeah I’ve only had her about 6 months and she’s an old girl with plenty of Ks. But was lucky enough to pick her up in grandpa speck with an unmolested N/A silver top in her, so fairly happy with how she is going.
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